Dell Inspiron 5160 won't wake up from sleep

Discussion in 'Dell' started by ofn01, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. ofn01

    ofn01 Guest

    My wife just got a Dell Inspiron 5160 with Windows XP Home SP2 on it.

    The thing is, when windows sends it to sleep OR I press the Fn key and the
    Esc key (Which has the blue letters 'standby' on it), or I choose standby
    from the windows menu - it goes to sleep just fine, but I can't make it wake
    up by pressing the power button. Holding the power button down for a couple
    of seconds fails as well. Holding the power button down for like 5 seconds
    shuts the computer off!!!

    Any ideas what we're doing wrong here???

    Also tried pressing keys, moving and clicking the mouse, and pressing the Fn
    key plus the LCD/CRT function key and no go....

    It does have a keyboard and mouse plugged in via the USB port - should we
    just try it with no peripherals???
    ofn01, Jan 12, 2005
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